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    Issue 31.1 and Issue 31.2

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    BlackFlash Magazine is very proud to announce the release of our first two issues in 2014. Issue 31.1 (March 2014) Features and highlights: A review of Erin Shirreff’s (BC/NY) Pictures exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, presented alongside a specially commissioned Artist portfolio assembled exclusively for BlackFlash. Erin Shirreff was recently awarded the […]

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    2013 Issue 30.3

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013

    Buy Now! On the cover: Linda Duvall, The Toss 3, 2012, video still, video by Jason Ebank.   Issue 30.3 Features: Artist Project: Jayce Salloum Rules of Engagement: an interview with Linda Duvall by Sanda Fraser Illusion Keeper: Jen E. Norton’s Layered Works by Sue Stewart Walls Between People by Lindsey Sharman Departments: Of Interest: State […]

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  • Emanuel Licha, How do we know what we know?, film still, HDV, 17 min, 2011, courtesy of the artist.

    Deconstructing What We Know

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Emanuel Licha’s Real and Imagined Narratives By Bart Gazzola   How do we know what we know? Emanuel Licha breaks a number of “rules” in his single channel video work How do we know what we know? Some of these transgressions are formal, in that the video seems to ramble, with no clear structure. We […]

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  • Homo Pilosus (forensic panorama), 2011, ink on photographic inkjet print, 97.8 X 25.4 cm, courtesy of the artist.

    The Dice that are Thrown and the Dice that Fall Back

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    A Conversation with Dustin Wilson, Futurologist. David LaRiviere speaks with Dustin Wilson: artist, scientist, futurologist. Dustin Wilson’s Futurology is an ambitious hybrid investigation that draws on the future by way of wormholes and throwing dice. Now, some confusion may arise in the course of what follows   pertaining to the question of where Wilson is an artist […]

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    Warblers

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    work by Kara Uzelman and Jeffrey Allport, at AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. By John G. Hampton AKA Gallery’s recent summer exhibition, Warblers, debuts the first collaborative installation by Nokomis-based artists and partners Kara Uzelman and Jeffery Allport. Allport, an accomplished sound artist who extracts uncanny acoustic anomalies from familiar places; and Uzelman, an internationally exhibited […]

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The collapse and extension of time in the photographs of Elaine Stocki

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By Wayne Baerwaldt The Yale-educated and Winnipeg-based photographer, Elaine Stocki has produced captivating photographs over the last three years, remarkable for their ability to beguile viewers in their simultaneous rendering of time present and time past. She’s inscribed her photographs with a sense of anticipatory, hallucinatory change; not an easy achievement. Although photography is the […]

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Resistance Is [Not] Futile: An audio interview with Jeff Thomas

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The following interview took place the week of June 22, 2011 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan at the CFCR studio during the program the A-word hosted by Bart Gazzola. Ottawa artist Jeff Thomas phoned in to talk about his work and his exhibition “Resistance Is [Not] Futile” which took place at PAVED Arts from June 10th – July […]

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Any Sharp Knife Will Do, Lee Henderson & Seema Goel, Dunlop Gallery, 2011

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  By John G. Hampton Maybe it’s the dark walls and harsh spotlighting, or maybe its the moody high contrast black and white photographs, or maybe it’s the taxidermy of household animals—both pets and pests—whatever it is, the Dunlop Gallery’s most recent exhibition “Any Sharp Knife Will Do” is just creepy. The show features two […]

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Jul
12

The Gamer Is Present

There was a time when my brother, my sister and I sat on the bed in our spare room suggesting actions for my dad to pilot Roger Wilco around worlds in the Sierra-made game Space Quest. Now all grown up and big enough to the play video games on my own I was excited to […]

Jul
6

Cindy Sherman’s impostor

This week’s episode of This American Life is about people pretending to be people they’re not. In it Ira Glass tells a story about he and his friend visiting a Cindy Sherman exhibition and having a woman introduce herself as Sherman in the gallery. I won’t ruin the rest of the story because I won’t […]

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